Makoto Shinkai is making a solid comeback after three years with Suzume no Tojimari. After what we got from masterpieces like Your Name and The Garden of Words, I can only imagine how marvelous this one will be.
There’s no doubt that the scenery and animation will be so mesmerizing that we won’t be able to take our eyes off the screen. And such a big-scale movie requires an equally huge streaming platform.
Crunchyroll will stream Makoto Shinkai’s upcoming film Suzume no Tojimari (Suzume’s Door-Locking) globally outside Asia in early 2023. The film will make its theatrical debut in Japan on 11 November 2022.
The platform will distribute the film in North America and with Sony Pictures Entertainment in Latin America, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the Middle East, Africa, and portions of Europe.
The story follows a 17-year-old girl Suzume who opens a mysterious door that unleashes a series of terrible disasters across Japan. These disasters come from various ‘doors’ that have appeared throughout the country, and now it’s Suzume’s responsibility to close them all and save the people from doom.
You’d think that why would a sane person open a mysterious door situated in the middle of nowhere. But as the movie describes it, even rational thinkers will be drawn toward the door and be swayed to turn the knob.
Shinkai’s films are famous for giving the female protagonist more power and depth that contributes to the plot. His way of creating those characters seems natural, unlike many other female-centric media that look performative or forced.
This is just one of the reasons I’m looking forward to it quite eagerly.
About Suzume no Tojimari
Suzume no Tojimari is an anime film by Makoto Shinkai. It is set to premiere on November 11, 2022.
The film focuses on Suzume, a 17-year old girl who meets a young man looking for a door. Suzume finds a strange door among ruins and opens it, but due to it many doors start opening around Japan, causing disasters. Now, Suzume has to close all of them to save Japan.